Posts Tagged "Random House Children’s Books"

Hyacinth & the Secrets Beneath: Novel Winners

Posted by on Jul 5, 2017 in Giveaway: Educators, Giveaway: Librarians | 1 comment

22 Educators, Librarians & Literacy Organizations, WON THIS NOVEL! Thank you Random House!   ABOUT THE BOOK Hyacinth and the Secrets Beneath By Jacob Sager Weinstein Series: Hyacinth Series, #1 Published by Random House Children’s Books ISBN-13: 9780399553172 Lexile: 810L Age Range: 8 – 12 Years Magic is real. History is a big, fat lie. Before Hyacinth Hayward moves from Illinois to London, she reads up on the city’s history. Too bad for her. Because the books are wrong. The truth is, London was built on magical 
rivers, and all the major events in its past have been...

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Hyacinth & the Secrets Beneath: A Book Stack Treasure Hunt

Posted by on Jul 5, 2017 in * Grades 03-06, * Grades 06-09, KidLit Tool: Event Kit, KidLit Tool: Game, KidLit Tool: Library Tour, KidLit Tool: Treasure Hunt, Theme: Book Clubs, Theme: Fantasy, Zee Lastest and Greatest | 0 comments

HYACINTH AND THE SECRET BENEATH: A Book Stack Treasure Hunt to Introduce the Series Best Users: Librarians, Booksellers, Educators, Book Clubs Best Audience: Children Grades 03-06   ABOUT THE GUIDE This event kit is designed not only to introduce readers to the middle grade series that Booklist called a “wild ride that’s fun, freaky, outlandish, and suspenseful,” but also to introduce readers to the layout of your library or bookstore. Perfect for book clubs or tween events! In the first book in the series, Hyacinth, who recently moved to London, makes a near-fatal mistake when...

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Skating with the Statue of Liberty: Discussion Guide

Posted by on Feb 24, 2017 in * Grades 03-06, * Grades 06-09, KidLit Tool: Discussion Questions, Theme: African American, Theme: Book Clubs, Theme: Diversity, Identity & Cross-Group, Theme: History (US), Theme: Immigration, Theme: Jewish American, Zee Lastest and Greatest | 0 comments

SKATING WITH THE STATUE OF LIBERTY Discussion Guide Best Users: Librarians, Educators, Book Clubs Best Audience: Children Grades 05-07 ABOUT THE GUIDE Looking to study immigration? Looking to connect historical immigration to the current debate of who should enter the U.S.? Author Susan Lynn Meyer’s father was born the same year as Anne Frank.  Both Jewish families sought refuge in the United States during World War II.  One family was accepted and one family was denied. The paired novels Black Radishes and Skating with the Statue of Liberty (Random House) are the fictional retelling...

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The Another Kind of Hurricane Project: Connecting with Communities in Need

Posted by on Feb 24, 2016 in * Grades 03-06, * Grades 06-09, * Grades 10-12, KidLit Tool: Event Kit, Theme: African American, Theme: Community Service & Service Learning, Theme: Diversity, Identity & Cross-Group, Theme: Social Change, Theme: Social Justice | 5 comments

ANOTHER KIND OF HURRICANE Service Learning Project   Best Users: Educators Grades  04-12, Public Children’s Librarians, School Librarians, Community Groups, Faith Groups Best Audience: Children Grades 04-12   In the stunning debut novel, Another Kind of Hurricane by Tamara Ellis Smith (Random House Children’s Books) two very different characters—a black boy who loses his home in Hurricane Katrina and a white boy in Vermont who loses his best friend in a tragic accident—come together to find healing. The “Another Kind of Hurricane” Project (AKOH Project) hopes to inspire...

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A Bear’s Year: Read Aloud & Celebration of the Seasons Kit

Posted by on Nov 15, 2015 in * Grades 00-02, KidLit Tool: Play Groups, KidLit Tool: Story Hour Kit, Theme: Kinetic Literacy, Theme: Nature & Environment | 2 comments

Reader Engagement Project: THE BOOK With spare, accessible text and charming illustrations, A Bear’s Year by Kathy Duval and illustrated by Gerry Turley (Random House Children’s Books) is a sweet, gentle introduction to how bears experience the changing seasons, perfect for the youngest readers and listeners. “…language lends itself to sharing both with a group of young cubs or with a solitary special one, snuggled on a lap. A sweet and satisfying look at the natural world.” —School Library Journal READ ALOUD & CELEBRATION OF THE SEASONS KIT Use this kit in an early childhood...

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